§ Mr. Duncan
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people employed by(a) her Department and (b) the agencies for which her Department is responsible earn (i) less than £3.20 per hour, (ii) between £3.20 and £3.60 per hour, (iii) between £3.60 and £4 per hour and (iv) between £4 and £4.62 per hour. 
§ Mr. Paul Murphy
[holding answer 23 February 1998]: The information for the Northern Ireland Office and the Northern Ireland Departments is as follows:
(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) Non Industrial Staff1 81 1,656 555 1,797 Industrial Staff Department - - 21 177 Agencies - - - 960 1The split of non-industrial staff between Departments and agencies is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.